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How is cough now?
Does he have any other illness?
Did his doctor give any other medicine?
Can you send picture?
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Allergic reaction to prednisolone is not common.
We usually give prednisolone to treat allergy, but sometimes allergy can occur with prednisolone too.
It can take some time.
Zyrtec can be given.
Moisturizer can be used to prevent dryness.
As it is not improving, or even gets worse, I feel you should take a referral for a pediatric dermatologist.
Spontaneous improvement may not occur.
Other medicines can be needed to cure it.
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Wish his healthy life.
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Yes I have encountered such reactions to steroid before. It did not happen from abrupt withdrawal.
For short duration of steriod, tapering is not required
It is not a symptom of adrenal insufficiency.
Sometimes allergy does not show-up during first few days, but sensitivity can develop later on.
Wish his early recovery.
It depends on the severity, individual response.
Moisturizer, caladryl lotions are often used.
Oral antihistamines are also given.
I think the skin will go back to normal.
It takes sometime to settle.
Please avoid sun exposure for the time being.
Moisturizer can help.
Did you consult any dermatologist? If so, when?
I would advise to take him to a dermatologist for an evaluation.
An in person examination is needed at this stage.